Hey, I'm a high school senior who was recently admitted to Wharton. I intend to go into finance for a while, but I'm not sure about my long-term plans. I'm a planner and a hardo, but not the annoying type if you know what I mean (although writing this post feels annoying haha). Anyways, I really want to get into a hedge fund (probably Silver Point) or top PE firm out of undergrad. I've heard these kinds of firms only take the top 1 or 2 kids from Wharton each year.
I know every kid accepted to Wharton thinks they're a genius, but I do believe (perhaps to a fault) I can accomplish this with enough fortune and discipline. However, I want to actually enjoy college, and I'm afraid being one of the top students at fucking Wharton and having a good social life (interested in joining a frat) are mutually exclusive. Is it essentially impossible to be in a social frat and all that, at the same time as doing godly enough in academics to get into a top HF, PE, or at least EB?
Now before I get lectured on enjoying being a teenager and all that, yes I know my job isn't my life. I intend on prioritizing my social life and health over getting into some stupid hedge fund, but I still want to explore my career options and shoot high.